Stain Your Wood Deck in 16+ Hours

staining wood deck

When Sherwin-Williams offers its quarterly 40% paint and stain sale, I try not to pass up that deal. It’s especially great when paired with a $10 off $50 printable coupon. (Google Sherwin-Williams printable coupon, and you will find plenty of active coupons year round.) I’ve been waiting and waiting to stain our deck for quite sometime because […]

Colorful Blooms Euro Sham Pillow Covers

floral blue green yellow euro sham pillow covers crate and & barrel

Today I am finishing up my last major throw pillow remake. While I’ve enjoyed making lovely new throw pillows from remnants, it was time to use a leftover piece from a project way back when… I’ve had two euro shams for a decade, sitting pretty in plastic ziplock bags.  Yes, a decade! (Goodness, some projects take that […]

The Art of Being Betty

contemporary art photography revived and remade

After a semester of working on my final analogue photography project, it’s finally time to share my Not Betty Series. It’s been great fun reviving iconic Betty’s and remaking them into my own. For more information about the premise behind Not Betty, you can read more here. Not Betty Series “Not Betty Boop” “Not Bette […]

Frederik Meijer Garden’s New Japanese Garden

Frederick Meijer Gardens FMG Japanese Garden landscape water pond

Taking it easy with a flair for zen-like attitude over the summer is not an easy task for my multi-tasking soul. But when I received a last-minute notice about Frederik Meijer Gardens’ opening of its new Japanese garden, we made an impromptu visit to the serene space. Raion Taiko and the Great Lakes Taiko Center Drummers Our […]

TUTORIAL: Bette Davis Paper Wig

bette davis paper wig not betty series

If you’ve seen my other favorite paper wigs (1960s bouffant wig, Betty Boop, and Bettie Page, and Betty Grable), then you are going to love this paper wig of Bette Davis. When I started the Not Betty Series project for photography class, Kim Carnes’ song, “Bette Davis Eyes” popped into my head. That’s when I knew I […]